Community Health Sciences
    850 5th Avenue East, Box 870326, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Population Health Science, MS
 
 
 
Program Director(s): Dr. Abbey Gregg, (205) 348-6847
Dr. Raheem Paxton, (205) 348-6857
Application Contact: Sally Hulsey, (205) 348-6339
Application Deadline: Main Campus Program (fall admissions only): November 1 - Priority deadline for fellowship/assistantship consideration. January 5 - Deadline for fellowship/assistantship consideration April 15 - Final deadline for fall semester start. Online Program (fall and spring admissions): June 15 - Fall admission. November 1 - Spring admission.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application FeeRequired.
Statement of PurposeStatement of Purpose must addresses all of the following items: • description of your interest in population health, • explanation of how the degree fits into your career plans, • summary of your specific population health topics of interest and identification of a possible faculty mentor from our Department, • describe how your current or future work advances our College's Mission and to reflect upon the values of the College that are most important to them and their work in population health, and • if applicable: address weaknesses within their academic or professional background and explain how they will apply lessons learned from these challenges to help them succeed in graduate school.
Resume / CVRequired.
Letters of RecommendationThree letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
TranscriptPlease upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 admission. Unofficial GRE or MAT scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (GRE School Code: 1830). An MCAT score of 500 or higher is acceptable. The admission test score is waived for those holding a graduate degree at the time of enrollment or 5+ years of related work experience. Admission test scores are waived for applicants who graduated with a 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution in the United States.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300, MAT: 50th Percentile. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
English Proficiency TestNOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.

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